For the first time in 30 years our intrepid engineers Jim McCluskey, Chris Mills and Andrew Shone started the Ruston and Hornsby engine. “It is very, very impressive. Might be a good idea to divert the exhaust outside so that we can see it!” said Jim.
Children from Mellis Primary School visited Thelnetham Windmill on 9th July with teachers and parents. They were shown round the mill and associated outbuildings. The children showed considerable interest and asked many interesting questions. Feedback from the children has fed into the plans for the restoration team. Here are some photos from the day:
Work has progressed to bring the Ruston Diesel Engine into service. See latest pictures, courtesy of Jim McCluskey: